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Merchant Iron Works Expands Sumter, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant

Merchant Iron Works a fabricator and installer of structural and miscellaneous steel, chute work and material handling equipment, plans a phased expansion in Sumter, South Carolina. The project will result in an 8,000-square-foot plant addition and a 150,000-square-foot outdoor steel processing and shipping area.

The company’s $2.5 million investment is projected to create 27 new jobs at 3215 Beulah Cuttino Road. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved a $100,000 Set Aside grant to Sumter County to assist with the costs of site preparation.

“We are very excited about this expansion. It will increase our overall production capabilities and allow us to process a product line in Sumter that we currently outsource to other states, thus providing further economic opportunities for our local community. It has been a pleasure working with the Sumter Economic Development team, TheLink and the S.C. Department of Commerce. They have been a tremendous resource and great partners through all of the various phases of this project,” said Merchant Iron Works, Inc. President David P. Merchant.

“We’re always excited to celebrate a business investment in South Carolina, but it’s special when it’s one of our existing firms. In operation here for more than 17 years, Merchant Iron Works’ success speaks to the positive business environment we’ve cultivated across this state,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

“The strength of our industrial portfolio in this region is phenomenal. We are surrounded by companies that are not only committed to the growth of their business, but also to the well-being of our citizens and neighbors. We commend Merchant Iron Works for their expansion, and commit to them the continuous pool of qualified talent needed for their success,” said Sumter Development Board Chairman Greg A. Thompson.


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